ge·la·to | \jə-ˈlä-(ˌ)tō, je-\
plural gelati\jə-ˈlä-tē, je- \ also gelatos

Definition of gelato 

: a soft rich ice cream containing little or no air

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Luke Olszta, the third owner of the company, is developing a food menu that includes flatbreads, gelato and charcuterie plates, Schweda said. Phil Rockrohr,, "Newly approved beer garden at Breezewald Park to open later this summer in Lake Zurich," 29 May 2018 Everything from Roman antipasti and fried calamari to gelato and pizzelle can be sampled at A Taste of Italy, which returns to the Italian Community Center in the Third Ward on April 22. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Italian Community Center offers A Taste of Italy on April 22," 9 Apr. 2018 The man who brought Italian gelato and famous Chicago-style pizza to the Houston Heights is about to open up a proper Italian grocery store in the neighborhood. Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle, "A proper Italian grocery store is opening this week in the Heights," 15 Jan. 2018 Wash it down with a milkshake made from local gelato, like the to-die-for wild Maine blueberry. Sarah Firshein, Town & Country, "The Ultimate Travel Guide to Portland, Maine," 13 Apr. 2017 Your Pie Pizza: Get a free scoop of the chain’s authentic Italian gelato Sunday at participating locations. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "What's the scoop? See the deals Sunday for National Ice Cream Day," 13 July 2018 The chocolate brownie affogato with coffee gelato tasted intense and indulgent. Tim Smith,, "Giada De Laurentiis' new restaurant in Horseshoe Casino Baltimore serves up appealing flavors," 28 June 2018 Photo: Matteo Blumer Heladería Casa Morgana This cheery blue storefront serves refreshing fruit sorbets and creamy gelato in flavors like cinnamon and chocolate with churros. Brooke Porter Katz, WSJ, "The Best Neighborhood in Mexico City is an Unexpected One," 2 May 2018 Top it all off with some artisanal gelato or sorbet at Black Dog Gelato. Rianne Coale, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Revival Food Hall then a movie in Millennium Park," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of gelato

1929, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gelato

Italian, literally, frozen

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